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Personality Tests
Measure behaviors, emotions,
attitude, and behavioral and
environmental characteristics.
Factor Questionnaire (16-PF)
➢ Created by Raymond Cattel
➢ Used as a career evaluation tool, for couples counseling
and personality assessment.
➢ Used by psychologists and counselors to provide job
occupations that best fit the individuals' characteristics.
Basic Personality Inventory (BPI)
➢ A profile measure of psychopathology containing 11 bipolar
personality scales and one critical item scale.
➢ A personality assessment intended for use with clinical and
normal populations to identify sources of maladjustment
and personal strengths
➢ Can be used with both adolescents and adults, and can be
completed in half the time of other measures of
Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
➢ Popularly known as the "picture interpretation technique," it
was developed by American psychologists Henry A.
Murray and Christina D. Morgan at Harvard University in
the 1930s.
➢ It is designed to reveal an individual's perception of
interpersonal relationships.
Rorschach Test
➢ Also called the Rorschach inkblot test.
➢ Some psychologists use this test to examine a person's
personality characteristics and emotional functioning.
Achievement Tests
Measure respondents’ intellectual
interests, achievements, and
cognitive abilities.
Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (K-TEA)
➢ Designed to assess academic achievement for individuals
aged 4 years and 6 months through 25 years and 11
➢ This individually administered test measures achievement
in reading, writ- ten language, oral language, and
Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery
➢ A set of tests designed to measure cognitive abilities,
scholastic aptitude, and achievement in the areas of
reading, mathematics, and written language, in individuals
aged 2-95 years.
Attitude Tests
Measure views of respondents
based on how much they agree or
disagree with a statement.
Likert Scale
➢ Commonly used to measure attitudes, knowledge,
perceptions, values, and behavioral changes.
➢ It involves a series of statements that respondents may
choose from in order to rate their responses to evaluative
Thurstone Scale
➢ Measures a respondent's attitude by using a series of
“agree-disagree” statements of various weights. These
statements help determine not only how a respondent
feels, but how strongly they feel that way.
Aptitude Tests
Measure capabilities, skill sets,
and projection of future success.
Abstract Reasoning Test
➢ Assesses the ability to identify and interpret patterns.
➢ Measures lateral thinking and fluid intelligence with the
objective of finding the accuracy and speed in which you
can identify and interpret the relationship between a
collection of shapes and patterns.
Visual Reasoning Test
➢ Commonly used aptitude tests used by recruiters to assess
a candidate's ability to think logically and solve complex
Emotional Intelligence Tests
Measure emotional responses
such as anger, sadness,
happiness, and impulsivity.
Emotional and Social Competence Inventory
➢ A 360-degree survey designed to assess 12 competencies
that differentiate outstanding from average performance at
Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test
➢ Measures emotional intelligence through an individual's
abilities to perceive, comprehend, act on, and manage
emotional information.
Intelligence Tests
Measure mental/developmental
learning disabilities.
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test
➢ A standardized academic achievement test used to
measure previously learned knowledge in the areas of
Reading, Written Language, Mathematics, and Oral
➢ The scores are based on age norms.
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)
➢ An intelligence test first published in 1955 and designed to
measure intelligence in adults and older adolescents.
Universal Nonverbal Intelligence
➢ Designed to test intelligence (cognitive ability) of children
and adolescents ages 5 years 0 months through 17 years
11 months who may be disadvantaged by verbal and
language loaded measures.
Neuropsychological Tests
Measure cognitive abilities like
memory, language, and executive
Ammons Quick Test
➢ Used to assess premorbid intelligence. It is a passive
response picture-vocabulary test.
➢ It can be administered to the physically handicapped as
well as individuals with attention span deficits.
Beck Depression Inventory
➢ Evaluates key symptoms of depression including mood,
pessimism, and irritability to gauge how intense a person's
symptoms are, and it can also be used to detect initial
depressive thinking.
Beck Anxiety Inventory
➢ Consists of 21 self-reported items (four-point scale) used to
assess the intensity of physical and cognitive anxiety
symptoms during the past week.
Beck Hopelessness Scale
➢ Designed to measure three major aspects of
hopelessness: feelings about the future, loss of motivation,
and expectations. The test is designed for adults, age
➢ Created by Aaron T. Beck
Projective Tests
Measure feedback from external
influences to identify unrealized
Rorschach Inkblot Test
➢ Projective method of psychological testing in which a
person is asked to describe what he or she sees in 10
inkblots, of which some are black or gray and others have
patches of color.
➢ Introduced in 1921 by Swiss psychiatrist Hermann
Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
➢ A projective measure intended to evaluate a person's
patterns of thought, attitudes, observational capacity, and
emotional responses to ambiguous test materials.
➢ A widely used projective test for the assessment of children
and adults.
Draw-A-Person Test
➢ A psychological projective personality or cognitive test
used to evaluate children and adolescents for a variety of
House-Tree-Person Test
➢ Intended to measure different aspects of personality. Test
takers are asked to draw a house, a tree, and a person.
The interpretation of these drawings is used to create a
picture of the person’s cognitive, emotional, and social
Observation (Direct) Tests
Measure immediate observable
behavior; performed in a
laboratory, clinical, or natural
Direct Observation
➢ A method of collecting evaluative information in which the
evaluator watches the subject in his or her usual
environment without altering that environment.